VoiceOnyx is a Florida business phone service provider renowned for offering over 101 free features to its clients. Conference Calling and Conference Bridge are two of the most popular features that clients love. Both features can easily be accessed on a VoIP business phone, also called a polycom. These two features turn your office phone system into a sophisticated conference room that can host multiple callers from various locations.
Let’s say you are on the phone with one of your employees from the marketing team and suddenly realize you need someone from the accounting department to help you crunch some numbers. VoiceOnyx’s Conference Calling feature easily allows you to call a third person and integrate your team member into the conversation using the office phone system.
The Conference Calling feature, known as Three-Way Conferencing, is able to accommodate more than three people when participants conference in additional members.
One of VoiceOnyx’s largest clients is a big fan of the Conference Bridge feature. This client organizes large daily morning meetings which are perfect for training purposes. Attendees call a centralized number and then dial a unique pin number to join the meeting. Local employees can also access the call with a direct access feature code.
The Main Difference
What is the main difference between the Conference Calling and the Conference Bridge feature? The Conference Calling feature requires you to call people to add them to the conversation, whereas the Conference Bridge feature allows people to call a centralized number to join the meeting.
The Conference Calling feature is great if you want to control exactly when a third-party joins the phone meeting. By ringing in the third-party yourself, you can ensure they always join at the right time – never too early and never too late.
The Conference Bridge feature is perfect for large meetings in which all attendees are expected to join at a specified time and date. Attendees are free to hop on and off the conversation with little or no disruption.